Letter from the British Broadcasting Corporation to Spencer Lewis Belton

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Title

Letter from the British Broadcasting Corporation to Spencer Lewis Belton

Description

The letter invites Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton to repeat a British Broadcasting Corporation broadcast entitled ‘Bringing a Damaged Bomber back from Wilhelmshaven’. The reverse contains the conditions attached to the broadcast.

Date

1940-07-31

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One form

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IBCC Digital Archive

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MBeltonSLS190305-151120-05

Transcription

RETROSPECTIVE

G2

THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Broadcasting House, London, W.1

TELEPHONE: WELBECK 4468 TELEGRAMS: BROADCASTS, LONDON

Our Reference: AP/RB

31st July, 19340

Dear Sir,

We invite you to give a repeat broadcast, as detailed below upon the conditions, printed overleaf, of [inserted] part of [/inserted] the talk(s) previously broadcast by you on Tuesday, 30th July, 1940 (Forces Programme) We shall be obliged if you will kindly [underlined] sign and return within three days [/underlined] of the receipt of this letter the attached confirmation sheet.

Title BRINGING A DAMAGED BOMBER BACK FROM WILHELMSHAVEN
Date(s) Tuesday, 30th July, 1940
Time 3 minutes at 10.45 p.m.
Fee 1 1/2 guineas (inclusive of all expenses) (less 5/- paid to you in cash by Mr. Wilson)

Letters addressed to speakers at our offices are forwarded, but in order to relieve the speaker of the trouble of replying to routine enquiries, and also for statistical purposes, the letters are opened before being forwarded unless we are notified of any objection. Letters marked "Personal" are forwarded unopened. It will greatly assist our statistical records if you will let us see any letters, other than those from personal friends which you may receive direct as a result of your talk(s).

Yours faithfully,

THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION,

[signature]

Programme Contracts Department.

Sergeant S.L.S. Belton, D.F.M.,
R.A.F. Station,
Hemswell,
Lincolnshire.

BBC/P/19
13-6-38

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CONDITIONS REFERRED TO IN THE PRECEDING LETTER.

1. The Corporation reserves the right to cancel this offer in the event of your signed acceptance not being received by the date stated.

2. You warrant that the said talk(s) as broadcast shall not contain anything of a libellous or slanderous character or anything calculated to bring the Corporation into disrepute, and that the manuscript is wholly your original work and/or that you hold all licences or permissions necessary for the broadcast.

3. You agree to attend such rehearsals as are in the opinion of the Corporation necessary for the broadcasting of your talk(s).

4. You warrant that the talk(s) as broadcast shall conform with the manuscript(s) already accepted by the Corporation.

5. The Corporation shall have the right to determine the contract at any time subject only to the Corporation being required to pay a fee in proportion to the work already done at the date of termination or to offer an alternative engagement as the Corporation alone shall decide. In the event of your being unable to broadcast the talk(s) on account of illness or any other unavoidable cause the Corporation may broadcast the talk(s) without payment of any fee.

Citation

Great Britain. British Broadcasting Corporation, “Letter from the British Broadcasting Corporation to Spencer Lewis Belton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 6, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/783.

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